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Universities are failing to recognise and tackle Islamophobia, London Met Study finds
A new report calls for institutions to recognise the existence of Islamophobia, do more to examine its impact, and take decisive action to eradicate Islamophobia from campuses.
London Met lecturer launches The Podiatrist magazine
Following his appointment as professional editor, Dr Chris Morriss-Roberts is working to ensure the publication is forward-looking, contemporary and relevant to its readers.
Celebrating the Class of 2020
This year's graduates were invited to attend virtual events to celebrate what they have accomplished in such extraordinary circumstances.
Partnership with British Council sees London Met offer lectures in India
London Met academics took guest lectures on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, design, and models of power in liberal democracies to universities and schools in India.
Interdisciplinary team to explore impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQI+ communities in Lambeth
The team have been awarded research funding from London Met’s Transformation Fund Awards to undertake this innovative research project.
The living memory of cities
Nicholas Temple discusses London Met's new collaboration with industry to offer a series of events, launched with a lecture from eminent architectural scholar, Prof David Leatherbarrow.
London Met becomes first UK University to adopt APPG working definition of Islamophobia
The definition outlines that 'Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.'
COVID-19 testing available on campus for people without symptoms
The testing centres are open 30 Nov - 15 Dec.
Testing people who don’t have symptoms could significantly improve the detection of positive cases, so people can isolate themselves and prevent the spread of the disease.
Minding the privilege gap
Three of London Met’s senior leaders joined former Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening, on her podcast ‘Fit for Purpose’.
How can universities support their local communities through COVID-19?
An event co-hosted by London Met and HEPI brought together a range of voices in the higher education and civic engagement sectors to share their expertise.
London Met launches new Centre for Equity & Inclusion
The Centre will sit at the heart of London Met, acting as the ideological driving force behind its pedagogy, the student experience and workplace culture.
New Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre launches seminar series
The programme of events was launched with a session on 'Thinking and practice on violence against women in the Global South.'
From Irish Fever to Chinese Flu: the racialisation of epidemics
A unique poetry evening on 3 December will consider the ways in which nations and their people are stigmatised by disease.
London Met academics present COVID-19 research to Lambeth Council
Researchers from across the University showcased the work they are doing to address the challenges of the pandemic.
London Met partner school shortlisted for two teaching awards
The partnership with London Met, which sees students mentor the school’s pupils in maths, was highlighted in the shortlisting for its role in raising attainment and aspiration.
TalkCampus comes to London Met
The free app will provide instant peer support for students who need someone to talk to.
A brighter future for students and graduates
London Met students and graduates will have unique access to employers and work opportunities through a new partnership with Bright Network.
Black History 365
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs made a commitment to interrogating London Met’s curricula choices to advance anti-racist practice at the University.
Learning across generations
London Met students will work collaboratively with the Islington University of the Third Age (iU3A) to enable older members of the community to develop new interests and skills.
Launching the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre
The GDIRC will bring together researchers from across the University to explore a range of issues relating to diversity and inequality.
Rebuilding a fairer economy: new partnership to help young people back into work
A partnership between London Met and Hackney Council will help rebuild an inclusive local economy, as part of the long-term response to the pandemic.
Welcoming the newest members of our Student Panel
The Student Panel works with staff and advisors to promote best practice at the University, helping to enhance new courses and the student experience.
SU President to shape national student experience
Chrystalle Margallo will join the Student Strategic Advisory Committee for the QAA, the independent body for monitoring and advising on standards in UK higher education.
Greening London: celebrating the capital's first anniversary as National Park City
Rewild My Street, the design-led campaign led by London Met’s Siân Moxon, was showcased in the celebrations.
Welcome to our new students
Congratulations to all new students joining London Met this year. We are still accepting applications through clearing - give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Top tips on Clearing
Subi Darbhanga, Head of Academic Services at London Met, tells us what her top five tips for Clearing are. Give us a call today on 0800 032 4441.
Celebrating the achievements of this year's graduates
The Class of 2020 were invited to attend virtual events to celebrate what they have accomplished in such extraordinary circumstances.
'I turned my biggest weakness into my greatest strength'
After a rough start with public speaking, Michael Mprah learnt the importance of practice, diligence and being prepared.
'We are the owners of our time and priorities'
Having grown up in a small Brazilian town with parents who hadn’t finished high school, Camila has achieved the remarkable feat of graduating with a first-class law degree.
'Studying at London Met has changed my worldview completely'
Alexandra reflects on her academic journey at London Met, from which she now holds a BA and an MA, and the career opportunities it’s given her.
'Absorbing the ideas of my father made me who I am today'
New graduate Ewan Thomas remembers the lessons he learned from his father Henry, former Deputy Chair of Governors of London Met, who had a huge impact on the University.
Decolonising London Met
Jessica Hoarau reports on the launch of the Decolonising Met Working Group, which aims to create positive change and dismantle colonial practices within our curricula and institution.
London Met student makes it to semi-final of Mayor’s competition
We hear from Architecture graduate Simon Mélizan about his experience of entering The Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition.
Innovating in research and questioning assumptions
Ama Agyeman, Professional Doctorate in Education candidate at London Met reports on the University’s student-staff research conference, ‘Between Tradition and Innovation.’
Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met
London Met's first University-wide research conference brought together students and staff to share and showcase their research with other curious minds within our community.
London Met goes from strength-to-strength in latest NSS results
London Met's scores have risen across the board in this year's NSS, with teaching at the University shown to be of a particularly high standard.
Green Impact Awards 2019/2020
The annual Green Impact scheme, now in its fourth year, came to its finale during a live-stream presentation showcasing this year’s award winners.
London Met ranks highly for student satisfaction
Our careers-focused University placed in the top ten for student satisfaction for Music, Mathematics and Economics.
London Met helps students enter Higher Education during COVID-19
The contributions form part of a new national project launched by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan.
London Met welcomes Dr Elizabeth Opara as Head of Human Sciences
Dr Opara joins London Met from Kingston University with an ambitious vision for the future of the School.
Remembering Wendy Wheeler
Dr Martin Murray writes about the life of one of London Met's most inspiring lecturers, Emeritus Professor Wendy Wheeler, whose work continues to resonate.
Between Tradition and Innovation: New Research at London Met
Sign up now for your free place at the conference, which will explore thought-provoking topics across a range of disciplines.
The life of a queer spy
Ryan Gray, a second-year Journalism BA student, reports on The Life of a Queer Spy event, which forms part of the Digital Pride celebrations.
Million Women Rise: "We have to show up for ourselves"
Associate Professor in Journalism, Wendy Sloane, reports on London Met's most recent Digital Pride event led by three inspirational activists.
Drug proves 'life-saving' in COVID-19 clinical trials
London Met academics have contributed to the clinical trial process, which has found that common drug dexamethasone significantly reduces mortality in coronavirus patients.
A message about our School of Art, Architecture and Design
We have taken the decision to remove the name of Sir John Cass from our Art, Architecture and Design School.
Openly supporting students with Openspace
London Met launches a new counselling service to support its students.
Supporting students employability during COVID-19
The Careers and Employability Service has moved Next Steps, an extensive careers conference, to a virtual platform in record time.
Pro Vice-Chancellor shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award
Dr Zainab Khan’s work to widen participation and further equality in higher education has seen her nominated for the awards in the Public Service category.
London Met is an official patron of the VE Day 75th Anniversary publication and celebrations
London Met is supporting the work of armed forces charity SSAFA, who have highlighted the University’s work in a special commemorative publication.
The Interdisciplinary Research Forum: Varieties of Nationalism and Diaspora
Hosted on 21 May, the IRF aims to provide a focal point for academic staff and doctoral students to explore nationalism, diasporas and identity in a global context.
London Met Staff translate crucial documents for COVID-19 trials
Making translations of Participant Information Sheets available for the RECOVERY trial means patients from different backgrounds can take part, enhancing its overall rigour.
London Met launches new research on COVID-19 in the community
The study will look at people’s experiences of the lockdown measures and their impact on individuals and communities.
London Met partnership with Nepal highlights benefits of international education
Interviews with students and alumni from London Met's partner institutions in Nepal show the value of international partnerships not only for graduates but for the wider community.
London Met donates £14k of food to vulnerable Islington residents
The food, which would normally have been sold in London Met’s canteens and catering outlets, will be distributed to vulnerable people and organisations in need by Islington Council.
London Met lecturer features on CNN to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology, has appeared twice on the major US news channel to provide his expertise on various issues related to coronavirus.
Remembering Amged El Hawrani
The London Met alumnus and hospital consultant was one of the first senior medics to die after contracting COVID-19. He is remembered for his compassion and dedication.
Campaign for connectedness and mental health during COVID-19
Jo Garner, Artist in Residence at The Cass, has launched a project focused on gaining a sense of community through badges during the pandemic.
The deindustrialisation of Brazil and COVID-19
Brazil could see ‘centuries of vassalage’ as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, argues PhD candidate Natasha Ruiz.
Alumni spring into action against COVID-19
A look at some of the work being done by our alumni community to provide support or solutions during the ongoing pandemic.
In memory of Dr Paul Matewele
Much-loved member of our community has died following a battle with a coronavirus infection
COVID-19: London Met signs pledge to help national crisis
The University has signed the C-19 Business Pledge to signal its commitment to its students, staff and community through the immediate impact of COVID-19 and in the years to come.
London Met launches Centre for Life Writing and Oral History
Dr Anne Karpf talks about the launch, which took place at the Writing Black Lives event.
COVID-19: London Met infection control expert supporting the armed forces
Dr Ian Hancock is volunteering his expertise and experience of tackling major viral crises to help the British armed forces and veteran-based charities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
London Met scientist volunteering to expand COVID-19 testing
Dr Sheelagh Heugh will use her expertise to help Public Health England with the expansion of the COVID-19 testing regime, with the support of London Met.
COVID-19: London Met donates safety equipment to local hospital
The University has donated protective equipment from its Science Centre to the Whittington Hospital as the UK battles the novel coronavirus.
Award for London Met Head Chef
Luciano Barrow, Head Chef for London Met’s catering outlets, has been recognised by the International Salon Culinaire, achieving the bronze award for his cheese course.
The history and heritage of the Irish in Britain
The digitisation of the Archive of the Irish in Britain offers remarkable insights into the lives of Irish people who forged new lives in the UK.
Jeremy Corbyn visits London Met
The Islington North MP and incumbent Leader of the Labour Party visited the University to meet students and staff, and discuss the challenges facing the local community.
Understanding student attainment through staff swaps
A staff swap between teaching staff at London Met and Leyton College will explore the transition from college to higher education.
Writing Black Lives
A free, open event at London Met will explore the Black British experience through creative writing and oral history.
LGBTQIA+ rights in asylum-seeking
Journalism student Aaron Patel reports on Sarah Humphreys’ talk about LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers in the UK, an LGBTQIA+ History Month event at London Met.
Celebrating a 20-year partnership with International Students House
Our partnership has supported 116 London Met students with housing, scholarships, bursaries and cultural opportunities since 1999.